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Published:May 19th, 2008 07:22 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Geraldine Brooks

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.

In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master`s program at Columbia University in New York City. Later she worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans.

She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March, and her novel Year of Wonders is an international bestseller. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

Brooks married author Tony Horwitz in Tourette-sur-loup, France, in 1984. They have one child and three dogs, and divide their time between homes in Martha`s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.

For more information, see The Washington Post: Plucky Charms " by Bob Thompson and The Writing Life, " an essay by Brooks.